Aussie Netball Community In Mourning After Tragic Death Of 19-Year-Old Ivy-Rose Hughes
Tributes have come flooding in for 19-year-old Ivy-Rose Hughes, who sadly passed away in a car crash last night near McLaren Vale in South Australia.
Hughes, who was a talented netballer with a bright future ahead, was the passenger in a car that collided with a ute at a busy intersection at around 10pm.
The incident left several others injured, with Hughes sadly losing her life at the scene.
A talented young netballer has lost her life, killed in a horror crash in McLaren Vale that left seven others injured. @G_Westgarth #9News pic.twitter.com/emuaAKQIE2
- 9News Adelaide (@9NewsAdel) February 25, 2021
South Australia police issued a statement, saying: "Police and emergency services were called to the intersection of Main Road and Malpas Road, after reports of a collision involving a Mazda SUV and a Mitsubishi utility.
"A passenger in the Mazda, a 19-year-old Banksia Park woman died at the scene.
"The driver of the Mazda and three other passengers were taken to hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.
"The three occupants of the Mitsubishi were also taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
"Major Crash officers attended the scene to investigate the collision. Roads were closed in the area for most of the night but have since reopened."
Forever a star.
Tributes are flowing for talented, young netballer Ivy Rose Hughes killed in a tragic crash at McLaren Vale last night. The 19yo had been enjoying a day at a winery with friends hours before the smash. @9NewsAdel pic.twitter.com/hwagZcU1Lb
- Georgia Westgarth (@G_Westgarth) February 25, 2021
Vale Ivy-Rose Hughes
The SASI family is devastated by the loss of Ivy-Rose Hughes who tragically passed in a motor vehicle accident last night. Ivy was part of the SASI netball program from 2018 - 2020. Our thoughts are with Ivy's family, friends & the entire netball community. pic.twitter.com/mubY5ubxG8
- South Australian Sports Institute (@SASI_sport) February 25, 2021
Hughes' tragic passing sent shockwaves through the netball community.
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The promising youngster had competed at the highest level in Australia and even represented the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI).
"The SASI family is devastated by the loss of Ivy-Rose Hughes who tragically passed in a motor vehicle accident last night," the institute said via social media.
"Ivy was part of the SASI netball program from 2018 - 2020. Our thoughts are with Ivy's family, friends and the entire netball community."
Hughes also played for the Matrics Netball Club.
In the wake of her passing, the team released a touching tribute to pay their respects to one of their own.
"Vale Ivy-Rose Hughes," a post on Facebook said.
"We are absolutely devastated to hear the news of Ivy-Rose Hughes' passing in last night's motor vehicle accident.
"An incredible netballer and even more incredible young woman, the entire netball community has been saddened by this news. She was a bright spark and was much loved throughout our club.
"Ivy is a star of our Premier League squad and has represented South Australia on numerous occasions and her impact on the netball community will not be forgotten.
"Our thoughts are with Ivy's family and loved ones at this time, along with the entire netball family who are feeling the impact of this great loss.
"Ivy-Rose Hughes. Forever a star."
Rest In Peace, Ivy-Rose.
Featured Image Credit: South Australian Sports Institute
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